komoot has added some great new features to its premium offering, helping you to enjoy your run even more
We’ve long been fans of route-tracking app komoot. Although often associated with cyclists, its running mode is excellent; you can plan your route in advance using its detailed path and trail maps, download it to your phone (handy if you lose signal), and even get turn-by-turn voice directions if you’d like to put your phone away and enjoy the view.
The team want to enable us to have better experiences and greater confidence on our outdoor adventures, so they’ve just added a raft of new features to help us do just that. They’re all based around a new live tracking option, which is available in the Premium version of the app.
Users can now share their location with family or friends, who can also see other helpful info, including what route they’re following, what time they’re due to finish and how much battery is left.
“Komoot brings together people who love to spend time outdoors, people who discover their local area in a new and different way, explorers of unknown places, and those who want to go further,” says Philipp Regnat, Product Manager at komoot. “Komoot is a reliable companion to our adventurers and enables them to explore with peace of mind. With Live Tracking from komoot Premium, users can now share the peace of mind they experience in the outdoors with their family and friends.”
We’ve been talking a lot about runner safety recently, both here and via our WeWill campaign, hoping to help women run free of harassment. We don’t want women to feel as though they have to be afraid when they head out for their run, or have someone checking in on them as they go.
We’ve also been talking about times when we’ve headed out unprepared for a run. The times when we’ve fallen, gotten lost, and had our phone battery die with no back-up plan to help us.
Ultimately, we think that safety features like komoot’s are fantastic. We think they can empower all runners, not just women, to explore the world more: to feel more comfortable about going out alone, about trying a new route or even about heading out for a run with no plan at all, knowing that our phone can help us if we do get lost or injured.
You can find out more about komoot’s new features here, or head to your phone’s app store to download.